Outreach | Immanuel Lutheran Church

Food Fellowship

Anyone who is hungry is invited to the Immanuel Food Fellowship each Tuesday evening. Dinner is served at 5:00 pm, which consists of a well-balanced meal. We aim to serve Boise's poor, homeless and as previously mentioned, anyone who is hungry! Each week volunteers come together to prepare the meals, serve the guests and clean up. Members and friends of Immanuel are often in the dinner crowd visiting and enjoying the company of all who gather to break bread.  

We always welcome new volunteers to join us in this ministry. Not only does it make a difference in the lives of hungry people, but it also changes us as we see and welcome Christ in our neighbors.

Immanuel continues to be blessed by the generosity of our primary food donors: Idaho Foodbank and Starbucks. We are also blessed by our loyal and faithful volunteers who perform God's work for the most needy among us.

Click here to Volunteer for Food Fellowship or contact the Church Office at 208-344-3011 if you would like to volunteer in a different way to this ministry.  

"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you have me drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. . ." —Matthew 25:35

Feed My Sheep

Immanuel's Food of the Month collection box is located in the Narthex. Food collected is delivered to St. John's Food Bank for distribution to the working poor and those experiencing food insecurity.

The requested food of the month can be found in the monthly newsletter.

Thanksgiving Food Boxes

We participate with other faith based organizations through St. Vincent DePaul to provide families in our community with a food box for a wholesome Thanksgiving dinner.

Specific details will be provided in the weekly newsletter. Keep your eye out for these details or contact the Church Office for more information as to how you can help.

Clothing / Shelter
Hand in Hand Clothing Room

As a partner to our Food Fellowship, Immanuel added to this mission the Hand In Hand Clothing Room. A box in the Narthex is used to collect donated personal care items such as soap, shampoo, lotion, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, nail clippers, combs, razors, washcloths, and hand towels.

Volunteers sort and package items in zip lock bags for individuals. There is always a need for these items and our members have been most generous in supplying them.

Clothing / Shelter
Quilt and Comfort Ministry

Quilters meet Thursday mornings at 9:30am to share their love for quilting and God. The quilters are encouraging and welcoming of new members and will teach you the needed skills. No sewing experience is necessary.

In 2019, the quilters completed 184 quilts Of these quilts, 159 were sent to Lutheran World Relief, 15 given to local need , our 4 graduates each received one and 6 was put into a drawing at our Octoberfest. 3 baby quilts were made and will be given to new babies in our congregation. Within Immanuel, the Comfort Ministry gave 5 lap robes to members, and 2 baby blankets to our new born children. Beautiful prayer shawls and lap quilts were also provided by our team to those in need.

Contact Pat Phelps to join.

Clothing / Shelter
Baby Steps

Our church family comes together each spring to help low-income pregnant and parenting mothers with care items such as diapers, wipes and formula. The wagons of items are then blessed and wheeled to St Michael's Episcopal Cathedral for distribution.

Specific details will be provided in the weekly newsletter. Keep your eye out for these details or contact the Church Office for more information as to how you can help.

Acoustic Alchemy Studio

Acoustic Alchemy Studio is an outreach ministry for Immanuel Lutheran Church. The purpose is to reach out to people beyond our own congregation and into the community of Boise who might never consider walking through our doors for a worship service or any other ministry. It was built in 1915 and has been restored and stayed to its original design which offers a very intimate and sacred experience to incredible high quality acoustics. By offering this venue to be used for concerts open to the public it provides better stewardship of our facility. It provides a "pure music" venue where the musicians and the listeners are not distracted from one another by noise and commotion you find at "bar" venues.